“It’s not for us.” A common response and while I tend to disagree, there are some drawbacks to consider. As a disclaimer, I should state that the 4 Day Week SA programme may not fix an organisation already in decline.
According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act in South Africa, employees may not work more than 45 hours a week. The impact of COVID-19 has added to the unemployment crisis with many employees now dependant on their overtime to survive.
While the four-day week model proposes that bosses pay their workers full salaries, there is a reluctance to adopt it. Since the traditional five-day model has already set a standard, the drawback is then perceived to be a whole day of production lost.
For companies that have production lines running five days a week, the thought of a four-day week may already have supervisors breaking into a cold sweat. Still, with our country undergoing so much change, isn’t it time that we also change the way we work?
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David-John Wayne Bailey is an INFJ from Cape Town, a proud pioneer pilot participant of 4 Day Week SA and an advocate of a four-day week for everyone working in South Africa.